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'Little Chum' book helps explain coronavirus crisis to children at college nursery

20 Jul 2020

'Little Chum' book helps explain coronavirus crisis to children at college nursery

Staff and students at Northampton College have teamed up to produce a children’s book explaining the impact of coronavirus for...

College to honour 'Local Food Hero' at annual awards

13 Jul 2020

College to honour 'Local Food Hero' at annual awards

A passion for produce, a taste for the very best in fine food and a deep-rooted desire for delicious drinks...

Watch our life changing film and discover the real student stories that inspired us to re-create their life changing moments.

Josiah was shy and reserved when he first started his acting course at Northampton College, however through support and encouragement from his tutors and his own determination to succeed, Josiah has now built his confidence enough to take on lead roles in college performances.

Josiah hopes to go to university to study acting and eventually perform on the stage.

Dave left education at the age of 16 to look after his mum, brother and grandad. This meant that when he was finally able to start his A Level programme at Northampton College he was older than his fellow students. He also had to deal with some serious health issues of his own, which caused him to miss a lot of his studies. However, through hard work and dedication Dave succeeded in catching up and was a model student. Dave managed to secure a place at the University of Brighton to study Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences. 

Dave wants to pursue a career in pharmaceutical research and feels that he has plenty of options open to him now that he has finally got his life on track.

Nick is hard of hearing, but this never stopped him from fully engaging with staff and his peers at college or pursuing his dream career. Nick has always had a passion for journalism and despite the setback of his local newspaper closing down, Nick's determination and drive has meant that he now works in London as a reporter for the Daily Star.

Nick hopes to become the editor of his own publication one day and says he loves what he does every day.

Amelia became one of Northamptonshire's youngest Special Constables at the age of 19. She finished an intense three-month training programme with Northamptonshire Police, which she completed alongside her full-time course at Northampton College. Amelia has said her main focus is to help the local community and has volunteered for hundreds of hours in her role as a special constable.

Amelia is now a full-time police constable.

Onni demonstrated a dedicated and determined approach throughout her Applied Science course. She consistently showed excellent understanding of the principles underpinning her scientific units and completed her second year with high overall grades. Onni always worked hard and showed incredible dedication to her studies. On one occasion her home caught fire but she still managed to come into college that very day with borrowed clothes and singed coursework!

Onni has graduated De Montfort University with a degree in Biomedical Science and is now a Scientific Analyst.

Engineering student Matthew is in pole position for an exciting career in the world of Formula 1 after landing an Apprenticeship with world champions Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP). Matthew was a hugely dedicated student, always arriving in college well before his peers each morning and staying on after hours to complete his portfolio. He was one of just seven apprentices selected by Mercedes from over 500 applicants.

Matthew hopes to continue working in Formula 1 on components used in the power units of cars driven by Grand Prix stars such as Lewis Hamilton.

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tef silver logo resized largeNorthampton College has been given a ‘Silver’ award for the quality of its Higher Education teaching, putting it above many leading universities in the rankings. The Teaching Excellence Framework was introduced to measure Higher Education providers in terms of quality of experience for students. It uses a series of metrics including success rates, student satisfaction, progression to employment and resources. Providers are given a rating of either Gold, Silver or Bronze.

Northampton College achieved a silver award and was praised for showing ‘strategic intent to deliver excellent employability outcomes, embedding employability skills development and employer involvement in delivery’.

The report added that Northampton College had ‘a high standard of delivery using industry-standard equipment to support learning’ and was praised for ‘the development of e-learning across the curriculum which places major emphasis on creating an environment in which information and learning technology and digital literacy are developed in creative and innovative ways’.

Northampton College earned praise for ‘developing a culture which supports continuing professional development and the upskilling of staff engaged in higher education delivery’ while inspectors were impressed with the opportunities for students to feed back about the quality of provision covering every part of the higher education programme.

The award stands for three years.

applicant loyaltyWe’re delighted that you’re considering studying with us and hope that you will come and join the class of 2017. We want you to feel part of the College before joining us in September, so we’ve designed a range of FREE activities for you to enjoy over the summer. Getting involved will enable to you make new friends, become familiar with our campus and facilities, and give you a flavour of college life. You can be involved with as much or as little as you like.

Exclusive applicant benefits

Win Nando's vouchers or cinema tickets in our free prize draw*

Between 30 June and 21 July 2017, you’ll be automatically entered into a weekly prize draw* and five lucky applicants will win a £20 gift card for Nando’s, with ten runners up each receiving a pair of Vue cinema tickets.
*terms and conditions apply

Get fit for for free!
If you’re looking to get fit this summer or simply enjoy working out, you can use our well-equipped gym at Booth Lane for free. We offer a full range of cardio equipment, as well as free weights and other equipment, so we can provide an all-round gym experience. It’s open Monday - Thursday and there are sessions in the morning and afternoon. Our qualified staff will be on-hand to show you around the gym and explain how to use the equipment. You’ll need to complete a gym induction to ensure that you have a safe and effective workout. Click here to register your interest. 


Terms and conditions

This promotion is open to applicants of Northampton College excluding employees of Northampton College and their families and its agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

Parental consent required for any entrant who is under 18 years of age.

How to enter: No purchase necessary. Between 30 June and 21 July 2017, you’ll be automatically entered into a free weekly prize draw and five applicants will win a meal for two at Nando’s up to the value of £20, with ten runners up each receiving a pair of Vue cinema tickets.

The winners will be drawn at random under independent supervision and will be contacted by email/telephone every Friday between 30 June and 21 July 2017.

In the event the claim for the prize is not received by Northampton College within 28 days of prize notification, Northampton College reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement and award the prizes to a reserve selected at the same time as the original.

The prize will be delivered within 7 days to a UK address only or can be collect in person from Northampton College, Booth Lane, Northampton NN3 3RF.

There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part except in the event of circumstances outside its reasonable control, Northampton College reserves the right to substitute an alternative of equal or greater value. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by Northampton College, the winner is not allowed to transfer the right to take up the prize to anyone else.

Northampton College reserves the right to verify the winner and withdraw prize entitlement or refuse to award the prize where there is, or Northampton College has reason to believe there is, or has been, a breach of these terms and conditions including multiple entry or the spirit of the promotion has been compromised.

The winner agrees to reasonable post event publicity by the promoter with no further recompense.

Any question concerning the legal interpretation of these terms & conditions will be based on English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Promoter: Northampton College Booth Lane,

Northampton NN3 3RF.

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Jake Dunlop, Level 3 Applied Science

Jake Dunlop, Level 3 Applied Science

"After my GCSEs I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to follow so I completed a year of sixth form but it didn’t really suit me. I needed an...



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